Getting Started With The Mobile App
After activating your account, you will be able to sign in to the Time To Pet app. You can use the Time To Pet app to view your schedule, complete events, track mileage, communicate with your clients and team, and more! In this article, we'll review each feature available in the Time To Pet App.
Note: Some features may not be available to you depending on your role within the company and your company's settings and configurations.
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Downloading And Signing In
The Time To Pet app is available in the Apple App Store (for iOS) and the Google Play Store (for Android). Searching "Time To Pet" in the respective app stores will show the app as the first result to download.
Upon opening the app, you will be presented with the login screen. Use the email and password you set when activating your account to sign in.
Home Screen (Schedule)
The first screen you will see after logging in will be the home screen. This screen will show you what events you have scheduled for the day (if any) and the ability to start or complete the service.
Note: For a guide on how to complete events in the app, see Completing An Event Via The Mobile App
Using the purple toggle in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, you can expand and minimize your event details in bulk. Alternatively, you can expand and minimize each event individually by clicking the upper right-hand corner of each event:
Click the notification bell in the upper right-hand corner to view new messages and notifications:
In the bottom navigation bar, click Clients to view your Client List:
Clicking on a specific client will open a new bottom navigation bar for that client with buttons to view that client's Details, Pets, Docs, and Keys. Click on Chat to open the Client Conversation Feed.
Note: The Keys section will only be available to you if the client has one or more keys on file and your company's Permissions allow you to manage client keys.
If enabled for your company, the Time and/or Mileage button will be available in the bottom navigation bar of the Time To Pet app:
Note: For detailed instructions on how to track your time and/or mileage in the Staff App, see Clocking In, Clocking Out, And Tracking Mileage On Staff App
General App Settings
The last button in the bottom navigation bar of the app is the Settings button:
In the Settings section, you can toggle on and off the following settings:
- Show Completed Events - This toggle determines whether or not completed events are shown on the Home Screen.
- Use Low Accuracy GPS - Enabling "Low Accuracy GPS" may be useful if you need to conserve battery life or data, but will result in less accurate GPS tracking.
- Confirm Before Sending Message - When enabled, you'll be prompted to confirm that you want to send a message when you click the "Send" button on messages to clients.
- In-App Camera Images Save To Gallery - When enabled, Time To Pet will save the images you take with the Time To Pet app to your device's photo gallery.
- End-Of-Visit 5 Minute Warning - When enabled, Time To Pet will generate a push notification to your device when there are 5 minutes left on an event timer.
Within the Settings section is the Notifications tab. In the Notifications tab, you can toggle specific types of push notifications on and off:
Note: Depending on your company's Permissions settings, you may or may not be able to edit which push notifications you receive.
To open the side menu in the Mobile App, tap the three lines in the upper left-hand corner:
From the side menu, click Agenda to see all events you're assigned to for the current week:
From the side menu, tap Keys to view all keys currently assigned to you. You can also tap on a key to reassign it from here.
Note: If your company's Permissions do not allow you to manage client keys, the Keys section of the app will not be visible to you.
From the side menu, tap Messages to open the Conversation Feed between you and your admin team:
From the side menu, tap My Pay to view your pay stub or invoice history and the history of tips that have been disbursed and paid out to you:
Time Off / Time Available
You can also submit new time off requests and add availability here:
Q: Where are all the admin tools in the app, such as scheduling, invoicing, reporting, etc.?
The Time To Pet App has been designed for you and your staff members to keep track of your personal schedule, complete assigned events, communicate with clients, capture GPS data, and do everything else you need to on a visit-by-visit basis. The App does not contain any admin tools.
That said, the Time To Pet website resizes perfectly and is fully functional on mobile devices, so you, as the admin, can still work effortlessly while on the go without having to lug your laptop around! Just visit www.TimeToPet.com/Dashboard to log in and get started, and check out our help doc on Best Practices For Using Time To Pet In The Field for tips on using Time To Pet on a mobile device.